Omicron cases in india surge 143 maharashtra karnataka telangana report fresh infections


New Delhi/Mumbai. of corona in india Patients infected with Omicron variants (Omicron new cases) The number is increasing. On Saturday, 30 new cases of Omicron variant of Corona have been reported in different states of the country. Of these, 12 cases came from Telangana, 6 from Karnataka, 4 from Kerala while 8 more patients in Maharashtra confirmed the infection. According to the central and state officials, so far in 11 states and union territories, 48 ​​in Maharashtra, 22 in Delhi, 17 in Rajasthan and 14 in Karnataka, 20 in Telangana, 7 in Gujarat, 11 in Kerala, 1 in Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh Omicron cases have been reported in 1 in Tamil Nadu and 1 in West Bengal.

With the arrival of 12 more cases of Omicron in Telangana, the number of infected with Omicron has increased to 20. A bulletin of the Telangana Health Department said that out of the 12 new patients, two had come from ‘at-risk countries’ declared by the Center while 10 people had come from other countries. The reports of samples of three patients are awaited.

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6 new cases surfaced in Karnataka
Six more cases of Omicron form have been reported in Karnataka. Out of the six cases of infection, five cases were reported in two educational institutions in Dakshina Kannada district. Now the number of Omicron cases in the state has increased to 14. Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar tweeted, “Today two clusters of Kovid have been reported from two educational institutions in Dakshina Kannada: Cluster one: 14 cases (of which four are from Omicron). Cluster two: 19 cases (one belongs to Omicron). A traveler from Britain has also been found infected with Omicron.

Number of patients infected with Omicron increased to 11 in Kerala
After four more cases of Omicron infection were reported in Kerala, the total number of infected people increased to 11. In Thiruvananthapuram, two people were found infected with this form of corona virus. One of them is 17 years old and the other is 44 years old. A 37-year-old man was found infected in Malappuram while a 49-year-old man was found infected in Thrissur. Kerala Health Minister Veena George said in a release, “The 17-year-old man found infected in Thiruvananthapuram had come from Britain, while the 44-year-old man had come from Tunisia by a chartered flight. The patient found in Malappuram had come from Tanzania, while the native of Thrissur had come from Kenya.

Officials said that the husband and wife and their 13-year-old daughter who returned from Uganda to Satara in western Maharashtra have been found infected with the Omicron form of the corona virus. Officials of the Maharashtra Health Department said that another five-year-old daughter of the couple has been found infected with the corona virus, but Omicron infection has not been found in her. All four people had returned from the African country of Uganda to Phaltan in Satara district on December 9. In the wake of Omicron’s outbreak, the district authorities traced them and got them RT-PCR tested.

Civil surgeon Dr Subhash Chavan said that the 35-year-old husband, 33-year-old wife and their 13-year-old daughter were infected with the corona virus, while the report of the younger daughter was not clear. After this, the samples of all four were sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) for genome sequencing.

Central government warned
In view of the spread of infection, the Center has advised people to avoid non-essential travel and mass gatherings and not to celebrate New Year on a large scale. After the first case of Omicron was reported in South Africa on 24 November, the first two cases of Omicron were confirmed in Karnataka on 2 December in India.

Regarding the Omicron form, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday stressed the need to urgently increase public health facilities and social measures to prevent its spread. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, regional director of the WHO South-East Asia Region, said that countries can prevent the spread of Omicron with concrete health and social measures. “Our focus should remain on the safety of those most at risk,” he said in a statement.

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